For many Pokémon GO owners who are currently still using an older Android smartphone for the entertaining pastime, a painful farewell is approaching. The developers of the popular game provide a list of affected cell phones that will soon end up on the siding.
Pokémon GO: out for 32-bit smartphones in August
How SmartDroid.de citing the Developer at Niantic reported, the game's 32-bit support will be removed in a future update. As a result, the game can no longer be opened on a number of older smartphones and access to the PokéCoins is no longer available.
From August 2020, the developers will publish an update that will only support current Android smartphones that are 64-bit capable. The change only affects Android devices, there are no changes for iOS users.
The developers name the following devices explicitlywhose owners have to do without Pokémon GO:
- Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, J2, J3
- Sony Xperia Z2, Z3
- Motorola Moto G (first generation)
- Nexus 6
- LG Fortune, Tribute
- OnePlus One
- HTC One (M8)
- ZTE Overture 3
You should know this before starting Pokémon Go:
Android smartphones: 32-bit devices have to do without Pokémon GO
The change also affects many other smartphones that were introduced before 2015. Whether your device is 64-bit capable, apps such as the "64bit checker". If your smartphone has at least 4 GB of RAM, it is also very likely that it will be 64-bit capable. If you want to continue playing Pokémon GO after this update, you must either purchase a current Android smartphone or iPhone.
The developers cite a simplification of the development as the reason for the removal of the 32-bit support. In addition, you will have the opportunity to use the resources for new operating systems and technologies in the future.